Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lack of Autism Coverage Leaves Parents Upset

At first glance, the Office of Personnel Management’s decision to permit the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to cover a certain autism treatment next year seemed like an important step forward. More than 30 states already mandate insurance coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), so it appeared that Uncle Sam is finally catching up.
He is. But his step, while important, also doesn’t take him very far. It continues to leave him, autistic children and their federally employed parents behind the curve.

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